How to: Sequence Clients for App-V

Microsoft Dynamics Nav 2009

Sequencing is the process of packaging an application for virtualization and streaming. In these procedures, you sequence the RoleTailored client and, optionally, the Classic client.

To complete these procedures, you will need:

  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 R2 installation media on DVD or a downloaded package from PartnerSource.

  • Microsoft Application Virtualization Sequencer installed and configured on your computer. For more information, see How to Install the Application Virtualization Sequencer on Microsoft TechNet.

The sequencing process is divided into three procedures:

  1. Preparing the Sequencer

  2. Running Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 R2 Setup

  3. Configuring Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 R2 in the Sequencer

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You must complete all three procedures, in the specified order, to create a sequenced version of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 R2.

To prepare the Sequencer

  1. On the Sequencer computer, insert the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 R2 installation media or download the installation package from PartnerSource.

  2. In Windows Explorer, go to drive Q, and then create a folder named DynNAV.2k9.

  3. In another location on the Sequencer computer, create a folder named DynamicsNAV2009R2.

    You will save the sequenced client application to this folder.

  4. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft Application Virtualization, and then click Microsoft Application Virtualization Sequencer.

  5. Click Create a Package to start the Application Virtualization Sequencing Wizard.

  6. On the Package Information page, in the Package Name field, enter Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 R2. Then click Next.

  7. On the Monitor Installation page, click Begin Monitoring.

  8. In the Browse For Folder dialog box, browse to and select Q:\DynNAV.2k9 and then click OK.

  9. With the Sequencing Wizard still on the Monitor Installation page, go to Windows Explorer, open the DVD drive or folder that contains the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 R2 Setup, and then click Autorun.exe.

To run Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 R2 Setup

  1. On the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 R2 splash screen, click Install Microsoft Dynamics NAV, and then click Next to move to the next page.

  2. If you agree to the license terms, then click I accept.

  3. Click Choose an installation option, and then below Client, click Customize.

  4. Do one of the following:

    • To install the RoleTailored client, do not modify the component list.

    • To install both the RoleTailored client and the Classic client, on the Customize the installation page, click Classic client, and then select Run from My Computer.

  5. On the Customize the Installation page, click Destination Folder, browse to Q:\DynNAV.2k9, click OK, and then click Next.

  6. On the Specify parameters page, click RoleTailored client.

  7. On the Installation Parameters page, in the Server Name field, enter the name of the computer running Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server for this client.

  8. Verify the value in the Server Port field, which is the listening TCP port for the computer running Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server for this client, and then click Apply.

  9. When Setup is complete, click Close, and then click Exit to close Autorun.

To configure Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 R2 in the Sequencer

  1. In Windows Explorer, go to Q:\DynNAV.2k9\RoleTailored Client, and then double-click Microsoft.Dynamics.Nav.Client.exe.

  2. Verify that the RoleTailored client can connect to Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server, and then close the RoleTailored client.

  3. If you have installed the Classic client, in Windows Explorer, go to Q:\DynNAV.2k9\Classic, double-click finsql.exe, and then close the Classic client.

  4. Go back to the Sequencing Wizard, click Stop Monitoring, and then, when monitoring stops, click Next.

  5. On the Configure Application page, if you have installed the Classic client with the RoleTailored client, then right-click Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 Classic, select Remove, and then click Next.

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    Do not remove Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 Classic with Microsoft SQL Server. This leaves the version of the Classic client that uses SQL Server and removes the version that uses Classic Database Server.

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    You are now on the Launch Applications page, from which you can start the applications that are associated with the shortcuts that you have created with App-V. You must start either the RoleTailored client or both the RoleTailored client and Classic clients to determine which portions of the applications are required for the App-V client.

  6. On the Launch Applications page, click Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 R2, which opens the Microsoft.Dynamics.Nav.Client.exe file, and then click Launch. After the RoleTailored client opens and connects to Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server, close it.

  7. If you have installed the Classic client, then select it, and then click Launch. Once the Classic client opens, close it.

  8. Click Next.

  9. On the Sequence Package page, click Finish when sequencing is complete.

  10. On the Sequencer summary page, click the Deployment tab.

  11. Set the following properties for the package.

    Field Value

    Protocol

    Select RTSPS or the protocol that you are using for your distribution.

    Hostname

    Enter the fully qualified domain name of the App-V Management Server.

    Port

    Path

    DynamicsNAV2009R2

    Operating Systems

    Select the operating system that end users are using.

    Output Options

    Select the following options:

    • Generate Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI) Package

    • Compress Package

  12. Click Package, click Save, and then save the package to the DynamicsNAV2009R2 folder as DynamicsNAV2009R2.sprj.

  13. Close the Sequencer.

  14. Copy the DynamicsNAV2009R2 folder to the content share on the App-V Management Server.

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    You can deploy Sequencer-generated .msi files to client computers that are configured for stand-alone operations. For more information, see the “Offline Deployment” section of the App-V trial guide.

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